West Ham Fight Back to Draw Against Spurs
West Ham United scored a late equaliser to deny Tottenham Hotspur victory at London Stadium.
The fiery London derby saw the home side race to a 3-0 lead in the first twenty minutes. Son Heung-Min scored a minute into the game while Kane added two more on the 8th and 16th minute.
It was almost a done deal before a late fight back from the Hammers.
Balbuena (82′ minutes),
D Sánchez (85′ minutes og),
Lanzini (90’+4 minutes)
West Ham boss David Moyes was very delighted with the comeback: “Very good, it is one of these moments you don’t often get in football. At one point you’re saying how bad can this get. I hadn’t thought we played badly in the first half, that’s what I said at half time, sometimes you feel you have to do something – we didn’t, we made changes later on and they certainly made a big difference.
“The plan was not to go 4-0 down, we said if we got one we would see what happened. It is a growing confidence we have at West Ham at the moment, we missed some chances today.
“A really good performance from the players got us back into it. We thought we played really well, the football was good, we threatened them. We are playing against a team everyone is talking about and after 10 minutes I was thinking is this going to be six or seven, we changed and it made us better.
“I have just seen my celebration… David Pleat moment came to mind. I know someone else who has run and slid down the touchline, so I wasn’t going to copy that.
“You get a lot of downs in football when you are working hard and trying to attain the top level, so you have good moments but a lot of bad too. Today was a great moment.
“Since we came back from lockdown we’ve been a completely different team. We keep scoring goals, but need to get back to clean sheets.”
Jose Mourinho not a too happy man:”Giving credit to West Ham and try not to analyse our responsibilities on this result. It is easy for me to praise West Ham. They were losing 3-0 for the majority of the game. The game was controlled, they didn’t have chances and then late in the game, they score and increased their belief. They were lucky but maybe they deserved that luck. We were unlucky but maybe we deserved that.
“Harry Kane hit the post. It could be 4-0. Bale can score the fourth and kill it. Out of context, based on free-kicks and and second balls, they found a style.
“We should be stronger. In the second half they risked quite a lot, pressing up and gave us more space. We should get an occasion to win the game.
“I don’t know if it was us inviting them or with them with the extra motivation of getting in the game. I cant identify us or them, maybe both.”
A lesson for players? “For the team, yes. For individuals, no.”
Earlier on Sunday, Sheffield United and Fulham drew 1-1 as both sides got their first points of the season.
Crystal Palace and Brighton drew 1-1.
Late on Saturday, Manchester United won 4-1 at Newcastle United with late goals from United sealing the win